In all her grace – Queen Elizabeth has turned 90 and what better what to celebrate our poised royal than some British cooking to be shared with friends and family.
We love nothing more than sitting down to a table of traditional eats, so how could we possibly refuse a cheesy gratin or cottage pie topped with mashed potatoes? Not to mention a bread and butter pudding for dessert or a sneaky scone topped with far too much butter served with a cup of tea.
While the Queen’s actual birthday is in April, the public celebration of her special day falls in June. It is said that this tradition began after British monarchs decided they’d rather celebrate the tremendous occasion in the summer sun. Of course for us Aussies, we are facing quite the opposite. Not to worry – the cool weather goes hand in hand with British cooking and the comfort food we so desperately love.
So, in honour of the Queen’s 90th birthday, here’s our top picks for a British feast fit for a Queen.
These delicious scones are the classic that never looses its glory. With the addition of a great winter veg, pumpkin we can’t get enough. Served warm with plenty of butter and you’ll be in scone heaven.
Warm, tender cauliflower florets slathered in a luscious cheese. This is possibly one of our favourite veg dishes and not to mention the dish that started our cauliflower love affair! This one has been a British dinner staple since way back in the 17th century.
Pie is the epitome of simple, homely comfort food and Cottage Pie is a classic British dish which everyone has their own way of making. Ready in half an hour means you’ve got extra time to catch up on your long weekend TV marathon.
What could be more traditional than a crispy pork roast with all the trimmings. A Sunday tradition, spend your long weekend eating this delicious recipe. It goes hand in hand with creamy potatoes and cauliflower cheese.
Warm, comforting and totally decadent, bread and butter puddings are one of Britain’s ultimate indulgences. This one takes it to the next level its gooey centre and buttery flavour. It really is the perfect treat to finish up a weekend of British feasting.
For even more great ideas for British cooking make sure you click below the see the full collection. Happy cooking and happy Queen’s Birthday weekend.